Wednesday, April 22nd is Earth Day!
Earth Day began on April 22nd, 1970, and is credited with starting the environmental movement we have today.
There are so many ways to celebrate Earth Day and to develop appreciation and respect for our planet. Let’s take a look at what the Alameda County Library has going on for Earth Day!
As you know, there’s a book for everything! Check out some children’s books from the library on Earth Day.
If your child is interested in science or, more specifically, earth science, check out the Alameda County Library STEM guide. There are so many great resources! Study Jams is a site that focuses on earth science for kids, ZOOMsci has a section on life science, and the Lawrence Hall of Science has an activity that helps kids understand oil spills, just to name just a few.
We also have free events celebrating Earth Day (that last far into the month of May) – If you haven’t seen it yet, Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show is something you don’t want to miss! Shows are coming next to Irvington, Castro Valley and Dublin. These all-ages shows are informative, fun and delicious. Their website also has information on bees and their environment. Go for the show, stay for the honey stick!
Is your child a tinkerer? Consider crafts and activities that use recyclables. Tinkerlab shows 50 activities that you and your family can do together. If you’re feeling really ambitious, consider this video from the University of Maine on composting in your own home — using worms!
In closing, Peppa Pig will tell us about recycling. Enjoy all, and have a lovely Earth Day!